Monday, March 28, 2011

Hornbeam - for sale or trade

After a few years of growing in the ground, I finally potted this european hornbeam into a propper bonsai pot.
It s for sale ot trade though.

Preparations for next year

This days some yamadori were needed to get dransplanted. I wanted to unvail the nebaris so the styling next year will be easier. I can't wait.

A few spring glimpses

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shohin, mugo, cascade

Yesterday I styled this little mugo which I dug up in 2009. Normally I don't style yamadori that soon after collecting, but this one was showing very good helth signs - long needles. That's why I decided for the work on it.

Just a change of pots and we are on the finish line.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Another Saturday

I seped anotger Saturday in bonsai colors. In the morning I went to my friend Janez where we descussed a lot and worked on our trees.
And in the afternoon I made another trip for collecting yamadori.
It was a quite productive day.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Today I repotted a juniper from my client/student. I hope he'll be happy with the result of the repotting. :-)

It grew quite a lot in the last growing season. We will need to style it again.

This was after the first styling in spring 2010.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dogwood - first styling

Finally I found some time for my dogwood. It got its first styling. I worked on the deadwood and got some wiring done. However, I still need to work on the lowest stump. I'll deal with that in summer.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mugo in it's first pot

This pinus mugo, which I styled last year - -got it's first bonsai pot today. Actually I wanted to wait with the repotting 'till next year, but the wooden box started to decay and fall apart. But I removed almost no roots and old mountain soul - that comes next year.
Also the pot isn't final yet. It's a bit too big and the shape still isn't right. But overall I'm happy with the progress the pine is making.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My killer larch

After arriving back home I worked on one of my first yamadori - a larix which I got in 2007.

This larch realy has great movement. When it's finished it will surelly be one of the best of his kind in it's size class.

For now only this little. I'll write the whole story when the tree is finished.


Today me and some friends if mine found some time to drive over the border to Italy to the bonsai center Barbazza in Vilorba. Their stock is reneved.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Larix's next step

The larch, which I have since 2007 already got it's final pot. Luckily the roots allowed the repotting into such a small container. But in this position the styling next year will be much easier - can't wait, btw. The position in the pot isn't perfect yet, but I will correct it in two or three years. This will become a lovelly semi-cascade.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why now?

In the past days it has gotten warm enough, so I could already be working on my trees. But unfortunatlly it's mostly raining cats and dogs these days. So I try to use every rainless moment to be doing bonsai work.
There is too much to be done. Luckily I enjoy in the work.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The visit

Yesterday Igor - a bonsai friend from Austria - sent me an e-mail and told me that he and his friend are just in Slovenia and he wandered if they could stop by at my place. And so they did.
The first reaction by entering my garden was: WAW! And in the end: I really did not imagined that you have such a good collection, compliments to you!
Thanks for the visit again, guys. See 'ya.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Changing plans

As the second one I repotted this yew - urban yamadori. When I found it's nebari all my plans I made for it became useless and at the same time I made some new ones. I planted the yew in it's new position in this temporary pot and rearanged the crown a bit.
But now I will have to work on the upper shari again and add the taxus some tapper.